Michael Giacchino, the Oscar-winning composer behind the soundtracks for Spider-Man: No Way Home and The Batman, is back with another high-profile project as he released the first song from the Lightyear soundtrack for Disney and Pixar’s imminent animated adventure, Lightyear. Soundtracks for the film’s digital release will be available on the same day it premieres in cinemas in the United States, on June 17.
Lightyear‘s original score was recorded with an 89-piece orchestra and a 39-member choir over the course of 15 days. The soundtrack composes of 31 songs and will also be released in Dolby Atmos Music, a revolutionary technique that immerses the listener in the song’s soundscape in a spatial way, allowing them to hear every nuance with incredible clarity and depth.
You can now listen to “Mission Perpetual,” the theme music for Lightyear below.
Dale Soules, Keke Palmer, and Taika Waititi will join Chris Evans, who will lend the voice of Buzz Lightyear, as a group of ambitious recruits. Peter Sohn voices Sox, the robot companion of Buzz. Uzo Aduba, Efren Ramirez, James Brolin, Mary McDonald-Lewis, and Isiah Whitlock Jr. round out the cast.
Lightyear is a science-fiction action-adventure film directed by Pixar veteran animator Angus MacLane (Finding Dory). Galyn Susman serves as the producer (Toy Story 4, Ratatouille). Michael Giacchino is in charge of the film’s composer as well.